What Is The Difference Between Physical Therapy And Physiotherapy?

Shockingly, physical therapy and physiotherapy are exactly the same! There’s no difference between the two, they are synonyms.

Who Would Use Physiotherapy?

Anyone would use physiotherapy, or physical therapy.

Those with back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, sports injuries and occupational injuries could benefit from physiotherapy.

Those with brain injuries from stroke, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease can benefit from physiotherapy.

Those recovering from a heart attack could benefit from physiotherapy.

Also those with lung issues or difficulty breathing can benefit from physiotherapy.

Anyone with injuries and conditions listed above may be a good candidate for physical therapy.

Should I Take Physical Therapy?

That’s a question that can only be answered after a conversation with Dr. Giust.

But, here are some signs that you may need to call us and ask:

You’ve lost your balance

Loss of balance can be from a problem with your inner ear.

Structures in your ears play a vital role in your ability to balance.

Any problems affecting the inner ear can leave you with balance issues, dizziness, vertigo, etc.

Physiotherapy, or physical therapy, can provide effective treatments that may correct your inner ear issues.

This is definitely worth considering BEFORE you undertake a surgical solution.

You’re in constant pain

Let’s face it, this one makes life nearly impossible..

If you have chronic, lasting pain long after your injury has healed, let’s talk. The expectation is that your pain should gradually decrease as your injury heals. If that isn’t happening, then there is a problem.

Physiotherapy can address the issue at the root through target exercise and rehab.

Paired with chiropractic adjustment and deep tissue laser therapy, physiotherapy is a real winner.

You aren’t moving as easily as you once did

This happens to a lot of people. One day, you just notice that you aren’t as flexible or mobile as you were not too long ago. Touching your toes is probably out of the question….

If this sounds like you, then you may need to consult with Dr. Giust about physiotherapy.

We can asses the problem and provide you with a corrective exercise program to help you get your mobility back!